All about Almodovar : A Passion for Cinema

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-29
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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One of world cinemas most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodvar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking, andabove allentertaining audiences around the globe since he first burst on the international film scene in the early 1980s. All about Almodvar offers new perspectives on the filmmakers artistic vision and cinematic preoccupations, influences, and techniques.

Author Biography

Brad Epps is professor of romance languages and literatures and chair of studies in women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introduction Approaching Almodóvar: Thirty Years of Reinvention Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudakip. 1
Forms and Figures
Almodóvar on Television: Industry and Thematicsp. 37
Queer Sound: Musical Otherness in Three Films by Pedro Almodóvarp. 51
Performing Identities in the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvarp. 71
Acts of Violence in Almodóvarp. 101
Heart of Farce: Almodóvar's Comic Complexitiesp. 118
Melodrama and Its Discontents
Mimesis and Diegesis: Almodóvar and the Limits of Melodramap. 141
Melancholy Melodrama: Almodovarian Grief and Lost Homosexual Attachmentsp. 166
Intimate Strangers: Melodrama and Coincidence in Talk to Herp. 193
The Limits of Representation
Almodóvar's Girlsp. 241
All about the Brothers: Retroseriality in Almodóvar's Cinemap. 267
Blind Shots and Backward Glances: Reviewing Matador and Labyrinth of Passionp. 295
Missing a Beat: Syncopated Rhythms and Subterranean Subjects in the Spectral Economy of Volverp. 339
Postnostalgia in Bad Education: Written on the Body of Sara Montielp. 357
The Auteur In Context
Inside Almodóvarp. 389
Pepi, Patty, and Beyond: Cinema and Literature in Almodóvarp. 408
Bad Education: Fictional Autobiography and Meta-Film Noirp. 429
Volver: A Filmmaker's Diaryp. 446
Filmography of Pedro Almodóvarp. 465
Contributorsp. 467
Indexp. 471
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